Have you ever heard of John F. Kennedy(JFK for short)? If you live in the United States, then you most certainly have. To learn more about this man you should visit the JFK museum, which is located in Dallas, Texas. In this article, I will discuss what the John F. Kennedy museum is like.
First of all, who was John F. Kennedy? JFK was once the president of the United States, but was tragically assassinated a few decades ago by Lee Harvey Oswald. However, some people believe there was some type of conspiracy involved with JFK’s death.
Whether or not there was a conspiracy, John F. Kennedy’s murder was a tragic event that shocked the entire United States. John F. Kennedy’s murder took place in Dallas, Texas. Sadly, this is why the JFK museum is located in Dallas.
More specifically, the JFK museum is located in downtown Dallas. It is in a reasonably nice area, and it offers exceptional views of the Grassy Knoll and other buildings. Once you enter the museum you will be exposed to a large quantity of literary material and photos relating to JFK. Like other such historic areas, there is a fee to pay for entrance to the main part of the museum. For more information about fees and hours go here.
Once you pay your fee, you will have to pass through a metal detector. So if you wear a lot of metal, be prepared to put it in the little plastic tray. Fortunately, security is not as strict as it is at airports. If you wear steel toe boots like me, you will not have to remove them. You simply tell the security guard that you’re wearing steel toe boots, the alarm goes off, and you continue on your merry way.
One other thing you may not know is that you can’t take photos in the JFK museum. This came as a shock to me, and I’m still not sure why this rule applies. And I did see a few people sneak a picture with their camera phones, but I didn’t say anything.
Inside the main part of the museum, you will find all sorts of interesting pieces of history. The museum contains old cameras, more pictures of the gruesome murder, historic speeches, videos; etc. I found the old cameras and video equipment to be one of the most interesting objects to observe. I also enjoyed seeing the window where Lee Harvey Oswald shot JFK, and the documentary film that describes what the experience was like for the American people. Even though picture taking is prohibited, I still found the trip to be a very interesting and unique experience.
When you go outside the museum, you will bare witness to the Grassy Knoll. The Grassy Knoll is the road JFK’s motor cage was driving on when he was shot. They have the areas where JFK was hit marked in chalk, so you can’t miss them. There are also more historical signs outside, and people selling wares related to JFK(there’s also a gift shop).
The John F. Kennedy museum is a very good place to visit if you want to learn more about JFK. Even if you’re just seeing the sights in Dallas, you should still pay the JFK museum a visit. It’s definitely an experience that you will never forget.